Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power: The Batavians in the Early Roman Empire

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Amsterdam University Press, 2004 - 277 pagina's
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This probing case study examines the evolution of the ethnic identity of the Batavians, a lower Rhineland tribe in the western marches of the Roman Empire. Drawing on extensive historical and archaeological data, Nico Roymans examines how between 50 BCE and 70 CE, the Romans cultivated the Batavians as an ethnic "other" by intensively recruiting them to the Roman army while simultaneously carrying out extermination campaigns against other tribes in the region. Roymans also considers how the status of the Batavian settlement reveals intriguing insights into Roman definitions of "civilization" and "barbarism." Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power is a fascinating anthropological study on how ancient frontier peoples negotiated their self-image.
  

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CAESARS CONQUEST AND THE ETHNIC RESHUFFLING
23
ROMAN FRONTIER POLITICS AND THE FORMATION
55
K E S S E LL ITH A LATE IRON AGE CENTRAL PLACE
103
THE POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE
195
O FOEDERIS ROMANI MONUMENTA PUBLIC MEMORIALS
211
IMAGE AND SELFIMAGE OF THE BATAVIANS
221
HERCULES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BATAVIAN IDENTITY
235
n S Discussion
249
ABBREVIATIONS
261
GENERALINDEX
275
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Nico Roymans is professor of archaeology at the Free University of Amsterdam.

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